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Read The Passion of Artemisia characters Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Susan Vreeland Susan Vreeland ☆ 0 Read & Download Riginal paintings to rape by her father's colleague torture by the Inuisition life long struggles for acceptance by the artistic Es. Finished I feel like I was a bit harsh in all my previous criticism However what I said IS what I felt at those particular points in the book I am giving this 4 stars the ending was superbly done What can I say other than that I forgive all the previous faults that irritated me Still one can be almost proud to NOT be religious The title is perfect The Passion of Artemesia is the passion that moves an artist Now at the end I simply have deep respect for this woman artist mother and daughterThrough page 275 The lecturing has stopped and I like the way the author is tying up the strings I also really like how the relationship between Artemisia and her daughter Palmira is described by the author I guess it is imagined but it is a very true to life relationship There is love and there is acceptance even of traits that are so very different between the mother and daughterThrough page 237 OK maybe this is what is bothering me First of all the paintings do not move me Secondly I don t like it when books analyzing art to tell you what you should be feeling tell you why you should feel this or that or tell you what a particular paining MEANS The analysis seems uite feasible but I don t enjoy being fed this spoon by spoonThrough page 225 Nope I just do not like this It is putting me to sleepThrough page 194 Religion played a vital role in people s lives I have a very had time relating to this Religious beliefs did not bother me in Chevalier s Girl with a Pearl Earring but in this book it does Religion influences the subject matter of Artemisia s paintings and I end up feeling just sort of numb Another thing that bothers me is that because Artemisia is so strong I have little sympathy for her Think of Michelangelo s David we love him bc he is fighting a battle where his opponent is so much stronger than he is This thought is not mine but stated in the book I agree Knowing this Vreeland should have realized herself that it is hard to side with Artemisia She doesn t need my help she is so strong herself She consistently manages to do the right thing even when she is treated unfairly She seems a bit too good to be trueThrough page 109 I am liking this and It IS about the soul of artist tooInclinazione a painting commissioned by Michelangelo Buonarroti the Younger may have been beautiful It may have looked real but it was missing something For me the pleasure had been visual in creating shape and applying the color and tactile in smearing the thick creamy paint on my palette but the pleasure was not of the mind The painting did not have invenzione It did not tell a story I had been paid for craft not for artHmm maybe this is how Artemisia felt but this canvas was commissioned for a particular purpose a particular place Artists must sell their pieces and not all can be completely a result of the artist s own feelings and motivations and wishes Further doesn t a good piece of art move the observer in many different ways A masterpiece doesn t mean just that one thing but will affect different people in different ways Each will see a different story perhaps What is important is that it moves us NOT that it moves us along one set path Just my views And the book is about people and our human emotions of anger jealousy revenge and our inability to change It is about the artist and the model husband and wife parents and children all of these both rewarding and conflicting relationships You just have to stop and think about them in the context of how the story plays out Through page 67 Artemisia is now in Florence the city of artists Vreeland s writing makes the city come alive with all its smells and sounds and views I am a sucker for good descriptive writingIn the afternoon two days later the clouds broke apart and sunlight brushed with a light sienna the stone arches and crenelations of Porta Romana the southern entrance to the city of Florence Ocher buildings with red tiled roofs and shutters the color of cinnamon or basil lined the roadThe street of the cheese shops though pungent wasn t so bad and by the time we passed the spice shops I was breathing normally again Every shade of yellow ocher sienna orange cinnamon and dull green powders spilled out of large muslin bags onto the street The colors of my new city In every piazza a sculpture in every niche the patron saint of some guildPalazzo Pitti the Duomo of Santa Mariadel Fiore the Brunelleschi Dome the Arno and much much are described Hmmm this I likeThrough page 56 Perhaps I shouldn t but it is impossible not to compare this historical fiction about an artist with Girl with a Pearl Earring which I just finished Both are about artists both occur in the mid 1600s the latter in Holland and the one I am currently reading taking place in Italy Their tone is so very different There was a calmness in Chevalier s book while this book pulses with urgency Maybe this is not surprising in that Vreeland s book begins with a rape trial and the last book was about a humble maid with artistic talents It was her master Vermeer who was the acclaimed artist in Chevalier s novel Chevalier s book seems to be about character study and what makes an artist an artist while Vreeland s is about betrayal so far at least How does one deal with betrayal In Vreeland s book the characters act in a manner or with a determination that seems modern To me it seems a bit like a message is being given and that makes me uncomfortable But hey it is a good story and maybe my initial worries are completely off track Each book should be judged on its own merits I am so happy to be home reading again

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Read The Passion of Artemisia characters Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Susan Vreeland Susan Vreeland ☆ 0 Read & Download Tablishment and betrayal by the men she loved Artemisia was a bold and brilliant woman who lived as she wanted and paid a high pric. What a fabulous read From the first I was enthralled and through out remained encompassed by Artemisia Specifically the complete fight within herself between the wantneed for a personal life and her over whelming necessity to channel her art within painting And the time period and associations for access to the finest and most innovative of her time on top of all that It truly became a book I could not put downHaving read others of Susan Vreeland I know how she can grab the depth of a character and an era And I will return to try others of hers now But this one SuperbThis became a study of not only her painting onus conceptions and biography but much in depth the horrendous betrayal tale and if forgiveness or revenge triumphs in eventuality That particular tale is seldom done as well as it was here There are myriads of stories and personal tales of triumph failure opening of awareness to fact education or change in growth or travel but very few that dare to jump the stockade of forgiving a vile and treacherous attack of duplicity And especially from a blood family or marriage partner This one does that to its plummetsThank you my GR friends for this recommendation Every aspect of this one was sublime As bright as the Italian colors of this era When she was going up the Thames and noted the bleached world in comparison I knew exactly what she missed That golden light that marvelous contrast of Italia s afternoon And the book also became a travelogue of all those marvelous cities and places of art innovation seen through the eyes of the artists and philosophers of that era Galileo in conflict and yet completely sure MagnificentI seem to be on a path to a line of books in a row that conceive as core examples of women wanting and achieving non feminine roles or aspirations This is one of the best of those I can only imagine the courage it took in that court and under that torture We may at other times have been tortured in less severe methods but still the barricades of culture and acceptance to learning have existed In this Artemisia was a champion far beyond her artistic accomplishments and abilities

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Read The Passion of Artemisia characters Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Susan Vreeland Susan Vreeland ☆ 0 Read & Download From extraordinary highs patronage by the Medicis friendship with Galileo and most importantly of all beautiful and outstandingly o. Artemisia Gentileschi was an Italian 17th Century painter who was taught by her Roman painter father Orazio Gentileschi Many of her works are in the style of Caravaggio who used chiaroscuro a dark background with light shining on the main figures in the scene Artemisia painted strong assertive women often from Biblical stories such as various versions of Judith Slaying HolofernesAuthor Susan Vreeland opens the book at the trial of artist Agostino Tassi who was accused of raping Artemisia Tassi got off easier than Artemisia who was subjected to torture during the uestioning and public humiliation Her father was also very insensitive to her feelings during the trial One wonders if that ordeal contributed to Artemisia choosing to paint strong heroines rather than delicate submissive womenHer father arranged a marriage for her with a painter from Florence Pierantonio Stiattesi The couple had five children although only the one surviving daughter is mentioned in Vreeland s novel Artemisia was honored to be the first woman to be awarded membership in the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno However it caused a rift between her and her husband because he had not been admitted yet When debts piled up Artemisia and her daughter traveled to Genoa Venice Rome and Naples where she had important patronsVreeland invented two nuns who were Artemisia s childhood teachers in convent school Her correspondence with the nuns throughout the story gave us insight into Artemisia s concerns and the sisters wrote back advice and encouragement There was a modern sensibility that sometimes crept into the lettersI ve seen some of Artemisia Gentileschi s paintings in museums so I enjoyed learning about this talented artist The biographical novel shows Artemisia as a person an artist and a feminist role model 35 stars


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    Read The Passion of Artemisia (PDF FREE) [The Passion of Artemisia] By Susan Vreeland Susan Vreeland ☆ 0 Read & Download Susan Vreeland fairly faithfully follows and recounts the real events in the life of 17th century Italian Baroue painter Artemisia Gentileschi Lomi Passionate about her art she fought for acceptance in the artistic community and was the first woman to become a member of the Accademia di Arte del Disegno in Florence Raped at seventeen Artemisia was indignant when her father Tuscan painter Orazio Gentilesch was paid off b

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    (PDF FREE) [The Passion of Artemisia] By Susan Vreeland characters Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Susan Vreeland If a person loves something above all else if he values the work of his heart and hands then he should naturally without hesitation pour into it his whole soul undivided and pure Great art demands nothing lessArtemisia Gentileschi 1

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    characters Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Susan Vreeland (PDF FREE) [The Passion of Artemisia] By Susan Vreeland Susan Vreeland ☆ 0 Read & Download Artemisia Gentileschi was an Italian 17th Century painter who was taught by her Roman painter father Orazio Gentileschi Many of her works are in the style of Caravaggio who used chiaroscuro a dark background with light shin

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    Read The Passion of Artemisia Susan Vreeland ☆ 0 Read & Download characters Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Susan Vreeland I love love love this book It had been sitting on my shelves for years before I read it and though I could be s

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    (PDF FREE) [The Passion of Artemisia] By Susan Vreeland Finished I feel like I was a bit harsh in all my previous criticism However what I said IS what I felt at those particular points in the book I am giving this 4 stars the ending was superbly done What can I say other than that I forgive all the previous faults that irritated me Still one can be almost proud to NOT be religious The title is perfect The Passion of Artemesia is the passion that moves an artist Now at the end I simply have d

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    (PDF FREE) [The Passion of Artemisia] By Susan Vreeland Ex Bookworm group reviewIt took me rather a long time to read this book Despite the fact the life of a female painter in w

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    (PDF FREE) [The Passion of Artemisia] By Susan Vreeland Susan Vreeland ☆ 0 Read & Download characters Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Susan Vreeland What a fabulous read From the first I was enthralled and through out remained encompassed by Artemisia Specifically the complete fight within herself between the wantneed for a personal life and her over whelming necessity to channel her art within painting And the time period and associations for access to the finest and most innovative of her time on top of all that It truly became a book I could not put downHaving read others o

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    characters Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Susan Vreeland (PDF FREE) [The Passion of Artemisia] By Susan Vreeland Susan Vreeland ☆ 0 Read & Download I found this to be a nice easy read with characters that held my attention and a story that was interesting enough to make me want to find out about Artemisia and her life I would have liked a in depth look at Artemisia and her husband their relationship and his relationship with his daughter Although this was not a page turner it held my attention and I cared about the people in the story I enjoyed the descriptions and the interp

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    Read The Passion of Artemisia characters Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Susan Vreeland Susan Vreeland ☆ 0 Read & Download Personally Artemisia is my favorite female artist Enduring personal strife and showing the power of a woman she is definitely a role model Vreeland's novel provides a power insight into the life of the painter an

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    (PDF FREE) [The Passion of Artemisia] By Susan Vreeland I really enjoyed every single page of this book The author was able to catch my whole attention in a way I was not expecting I could feel all Artemisia's emotions I could smell the odours of the street of Florence looking at

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  • Paperback
  • 315
  • The Passion of Artemisia
  • Susan Vreeland
  • English
  • 06 March 2020
  • 9780142001820